Crime Where You Live

By: Val Thompson Email
By: Val Thompson Email

The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office reports that someone shot two horses on Power Dam Road in Elkton on New Year's Eve.

One of the horses died immediately, while another survived and is being treated. They were shot while standing in a field. Sheriff's officials say it may have been a hunter who mistook the horses for a deer.

In Harrisonburg, a teenager has been arrested for shooting a gun in a residential area and hitting a van. Eighteen-year-old Dakai Corbin was arrested Thursday after police say he fired several shots on Kelley Street. No one was hurt, but two bullets hit a vehicle.

Police say they caught Corbin and arrested him after he ran away from the scene. He's charged with possessing a concealed weapon, property damage, and discharging a firearm within city limits.

Staunton police say someone damaged a car in another way. Someone slashed a tire on a 1999 Honda Wednesday afternoon, and then carved a vulgar word on the steering wheel. The car was parked on Paige Street.

Also in Staunton, police say a car was stolen from an apartment complex. The 2000 Volkswagen Jetta was taken from the 900 block of Georgetown Street in Staunton. The car is worth $3,800. It was stolen sometime in the past five days.

The Shenandoah County Sheriff's office is reporting a string of vehicle break-ins in the same neighborhood. Deputies say early Christmas morning, someone broke into eight different cars in a span of just a couple minutes.

Deputies say all of the cars were left unlocked. They were located on Scott Road, Aspen Way, and Ridge Court, all in Basye. Cash and electronics were stolen from the cars at a total value of $1,100.

Also in Shenandoah County, the sheriff's office reports that someone broke into a home and stole several rings and several guns. The break-in happened over the weekend on Stuffel Rock Lane in Edinburg. The six rings are worth nearly $1,000. The stolen firearms include a shotgun and two muzzle loaders.

If you have any information about any of these investigations, you are encouraged to call your local police department or sheriff's office. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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